The Facts: Jones set a career high in receiving yards in his first season as a Lion, and if not for the quad injury that kept him out of one December game, he might have topped 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. But Jones, the Lions' top free-agent signing of last off-season, said he was disappointed with his season overall. "In terms of my standards, it wasn't good at all," Jones said after Saturday's 26-6 wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks. "When you look at how I started, you wouldn't think it would end this way. Obviously, I had some uncharacteristic drops here and there and early on. I never had a season like this. I don't know what to say."
Diehards Line:Jones got off to a scorching hot start in the first month of the season, when he had a career-best 205-yard, two-touchdown day in a September loss to the Green Bay Packers and was second in the NFL in receiving yards to Julio Jones through four weeks. But after the Packers game, Jones' production went into a tailspin that lasted the rest of the year. He had more yards in the first four games of the season (482) than he did in the final 12 (448) and he finished the year with six dropped passes in 103 targets. He said he plans to "do something I’ve never done this off-season to come in and be the best" in 2017. "In my eyes I didn’t have a good season," Jones said. "So I will come back and I will have a great season next year."